Nyx continues her desperate attempt to re-establish the connection with Spawn, when Mammon interrupts. Without revealing any details of his plans, Mammon plays on Nyx’s emotions by showing the pain and anguish Thea is experiencing while in Hell. Still refusing to give in to his mental and physical pain, Spawn awakens to find himself free from the spiritual barriers of The Dead Zone. Determined to put a stop to the Clown’s plans, he makes his way to the center ring of the Clown’s newly formed Demented Circus. Spawn and the Violator face off once again, with a broken Spawn failing to overcome the Violator. As the Violator celebrates his victory, he plants a kiss on his defeated foe while all of Manhattan falls into darkness.